Shilpa Shetty, the Bollywood actress born on 8th June 1975 is the firstborn of Surendra Shetty and Sunanda Shetty in Tamilnadu, India. Her pet name is ‘Silly Pooh’. Her sister’s name is Shamita Shetty. Shilpa Shetty is 5’10” tall. She is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai with Diploma in Fashion Design from SNDT. She can speak easily in several languages viz. English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Tulu and basic French.

She began her career as a model with Limca. She made her debut in Bollywood in 1993 in Baazigar alongside Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, which was a big sensation. She co-starred with Akshay Kumar in Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994). In 1995 she performed with Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Madhu in Hathkadi which was a flop. Having co-starred again with Akshay Kumar (with whom she had a relationship) and Sunil Shetty in Dhadkan (2000), she caught public attention.

She has been awarded a Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress including nominations for Best Comedian for the movie Rishtey (2002). Till date, she has acted in about 50 films. Shilpa gained international recognition after the controversial incident on Celebrity Big Brother where racist comments were fired at her by her white inmates at the show and the row was aired by the media.

She managed to forgive her rivals, but the issue resulted in her winning the contest; she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Leeds Metropolitan University for her “dignity and poise” during the show. She is now happily married to Raj Kundra, an NRI businessman in South London.

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Sad News: Shilpa Shetty’s father passes away

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s father Surendra Shetty passed away today. It is learnt that Mr.Shetty suffered massive heart attack on sleep and breathed his last at his Versova residence. The family is in a state of shock.  Both the sisters Shilpa and Shamita were very close to the ... read more

Shilpa Shetty bids tearful adieu to her father

Actress Shilpa Shetty, who lost her father Surendra Dejoo Shetty a couple of days ago, has paid a tribute to her “loving and kind” father in the form of a short poem. The actress took to her Instagram page and posted a smiling picture of her father in a golden ‘pagdi’ and penned a heartfelt poem ... read more

Akshay, Salim Khan, Abhishek at Shilpa Shetty’s father funeral

Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty’s father Surendra Shetty passed away on Tuesday at his Versova residence and his last rites was performed today. He suffered massive heart attack on sleep and he was declared dead at Kokilaben hospital. The funeral took place at Pawan Hans crematorium in V ... read more

Shilpa Shetty goes on a movie date with hubby Raj Kundra

Shilpa Shetty, who is currently judging dance reality show, ‘Super Dancer’ on Sony Entertainment channel with director Anurag Basu and choreographer Geeta Kapoor was spotted with hubby and enterprenuer Raj Kundra. The couple went for a movie date at a multiplex in Juhu, Mumbai. ... read more

In pics: Shilpa Shetty brings Ganpati home with hubby, son

Like every year this year also Shilpa Shetty welcomes Bappa with full devotion. She bought the Bappa idol home joined by her husband Raj Kundra and son Viaan. Talking about her idea of tGanesh Chaturthi celebration, Shilpa said, "From last year on, have made a promise to myself that I wou ... read more